As a branch of UoC Active, Ambleside Active gives students on Ambleside campus the opportunity to participate in free health and fitness facilities, activities and events.

Students can get in touch with us using the Student Enquiry Point.


Opening Times


Monday - Sunday : 8:00am - 10:00pm


Swipe access with student/staff cards only.

Ambleside campus students have free access to a recently opened functional training facility. These facilities were created for the students, based on feedback from the students.  The facility hosts a variety of resistance and cardiovascular stations such as:

Accessibility for Disabled Access

There is a door at the bottom of the Stockghyll building, also there is a ramp around the right-hand side of the building to access the gym. There is an accessible toilet and shower located downstairs and another toilet upstairs.

Showers and Changing Rooms


We have a variety of classes, activities and events at Ambleside campus throughout the academic year, please contact for more information about what’s on.

UCSU Groups and societies

For more information about USCU societies, visit

Support and guidance

Savannah is a qualified Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Pilates Instructor. She plays football at a semi-professional level and has also competed in Powerlifting. She looks to support you whilst you’re in the gym and answer any questions you may have related to improving your health and fitness.

Our university use only facility provides Unlimited access to our functional Training themed fitness suite including access to Group training and pilates classes ran by UoC Active staff.

Premium members get additional access to facilities operated by Better Leisure in Cumbria (UoC staff/Students Only). This includes gym, swim, exercise classes and sports hall activities.

Please read the Ambleside Gym Disclaimer, and Health Commitment Statement before registering for online membership.

Purchase your membership online today.

Ambleside Student Membership


Student Standard


Student Premium


Staff Memberships


Staff Standard


Staff Premium

£150.00 or £12.50 per Month

For more information about memberships and facilities, please email

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